Human Immunodeficiency Virus
The content of this paper is whether or not mutations undergone by the Human
Immunodeficiency Virus and allow it to survive in the immune system. The cost of
treating all persons with AIDS in 1993 in the United States was $7.8 billion, and it is
estimated that 20,000 new cases of AIDS are reported every 3 months to the CDC. The
question dealing with how HIV survives in the immune system is important, not only in
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were leading to a
decline in helper lymphocytes.
Now since all of these tests were performed other questions have risen. Does the
virus mutate at random or is it systematic? And how does the virus know where to mutate
in order to continue surviving undetected?
These are all questions that must first be answered before we even begin to try to
determine if viral mutations are what allows HIV to survive in the immune system.